Basically I have this library-esque room in our house to do the bills and work on comics and websites. Unfortunately my organization methods can leave a lot to be, oh, desired is such a strong word, how about: garnered? Anyhow today I cleaned up lots but I have a couple of piles of swag and other stuff on the floor. Time to tackle the last mountain – what’s in there?
I’m A Rocker. I Rock Out. R. Stevens sticker from SPXPO.
A Led Zepplin: How the West Was Won cd. What? Don’t tell me you’ve never gotten the led out?
There was a woman artist who’s name escapes me that I talked with at SPXPO. She had done a bunch of little mini-comics so I bought a couple. Here they are! It’s Fridge Magnet Concoctions — by Suzanne Baumann. She has a website at http://home.comcast.net/~sbaumann2012/
Anyhow one of them is called Cleopatra’s Hats and the other Custard King. Cute, insubstantial, sort of like a fluffy pastry I guess. Actually Custard King (done way back in 1995) is only 15 panels long – Baumann manages to pack a lot of whimsy in 15 panels.
Moving on – a James Kochalka mini comic called Reinventing Everything #2. It’s really good. It’s powerful stuff – managing to weave from 9/11 to the birth of Kochalka’s son without being trite or striking a false note.
You Rock My Small, Self-Centered Universe. A sticker from Jon Rosenberg from SPXPo
Well one more for now: Snakepit/Scooterboy 12:34. Scooterboy is online – he’s the guy behind Young American Comics. I can’t tell what YAC is other than a hub for a group of cartoonists. Turns out Scooterboy 1234 is online at keenspace – an honest-to-gawd webcomic!
I decided to read Snakepit though and leave Scooter til later. Snakepit isn’t bad – it’s actually a bit like Jim’s Journal if Jim was a punk rock guitarist with an easy girlfriend (no offense meant to anybody this comic might actually be based on) – really low-key and almost monotonous at points. Still it’s appealing for some reason. Here’s some more details on Ben Snakepit – he doesn’t have any webcomics going but most Snakepit comics are available at the YAC site.